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sidn
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Lost Windows Server 2008 R2 disk

Where can I find the DVD/ISO image of the OS that came with the server. We cannot seem to find the original media that (probably) came with the PowerEdge server.

Server: PowerEdge R415

OS: Windows Server 2008 R2

I have the image of the license keys. Need only the media. Apparently the key works only with the OEM version of the software i.e. from DELL only.

Thanks.

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theflash1932
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RE: Lost Windows Server 2008 R2 disk

Apparently the key works only with the OEM version of the software i.e. from DELL only.

Untrue. You CAN use the evaluation media, then activate with your key. OEM-locked media ended with XP/2003

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd459137.aspx

Some people report needing to "convert" the install to accept an OEM key, but I have never had to do that. I'm guessing Dell no longer carries media that old.

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